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Commonly asked questions about Cialis (tadalafil):

What Is Cialis?

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on November 21, 2003, Cialis (tadalafil) is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction. Under the name Adcirca, the same drug is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Erectile dysfunction occurs when not enough blood flows to the penis, preventing an erection. It affects about 30 million men in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction can include age, tobacco use, being overweight, some treatments and medications (including antidepressants and high blood pressure drugs), stress and other mental health conditions and drug and alcohol use.

The demand for erectile dysfunction drugs is rising due to needs of the increasing elderly population and other growing diseases including renal diseases, chronic disorders, hypertension, hormonal insufficiency, diabetes, and other neurological disorders.

The drug is manufactured by Eli Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company. The primary competitor of Cialis is Viagra, which was valued at $4.3 billion in 2012 and accounted for the largest share of the total erectile dysfunction drug market with approximately 45 percent.

Does Cialis Cause Melanoma Skin Cancer?

Melanoma is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States, as well as the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Cialis, and Viagra, belong to a class of drugs known as PDE5 Inhibitors. The PDE5 inhibitor affects the same pathways that melanoma growth agents use. When PDE5 is blocked by drugs containing PDE5 inhibitors, like Cialis, melanoma can grow and spread.

A 2014 medical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine linked Viagra, to an increased risk of melanoma. The researched analyzed data on nearly 26,000 men from 1986 through 2000, looking at instances of melanoma in these men as well as their reported Viagra use.

Even after controlling for factors like history of skin cancer and UV light exposure, men who had taken Viagra were significantly more likely to develop melanoma than those who did not.

Of the men who never used Viagra, 4.3 out of every 1,000 developed melanoma. Of the men who reported using Viagra, 8.6 men out of every 1,000 developed melanoma — an 84% increase.

Researchers are currently investigating links between other ED drugs, like Cialis, and skin cancer.

What are the Criteria for Filing a Cialis Lawsuit?

Lawsuits are being filed by patients who experienced dangerous side effects from taking Cialis. If you have been injured by the drug, you may be entitled to a settlement.

The criteria for filing a Cialis skin cancer lawsuit include the following:

  • Must be male
  • Must have been diagnosed with melanoma within one year of last usage of Cialis
  • Must have taken Cialis for at least three months prior to being diagnosed
  • Diagnosis was made on or after January 1, 1998

Are There Lawsuits Against Cialis For Causing Melanoma?

Eli Lilly is already the subject of litigation, as several men have filed suits against the manufacturer for skin cancer caused by Cialis.

In 2016, a man in Minnesota filed a lawsuit after a biopsy revealed a melanoma diagnosis. The man was prescribed and used Cialis from 2006 to 2016.

The lawsuit claims that research has provided evidence of a potential link between Cialis and melanoma, but the company did not adequately warn patients of that risk. The plaintiff has stated that if he had been aware of the risk, he either would not have taken Cialis or would have taken it more cautiously while monitoring his skin health more carefully.

Similarly, there are cases filed by several other men in Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and more against Eli Lilly. Currently, there are also 30-plus federal lawsuits filed against Pfizer over Viagra skin cancer cases, including 28 in federal courts and three in state courts.

Can I File A Cialis Melanoma Skin Cancer Lawsuit?

Our dangerous drug lawyers can help if you or someone you care about was diagnosed with melanoma as a result of ingesting Cialis. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturer for failure to adequately research Cialis or warn about the risk of health problems.

In 2016, the FDA announced that they were evaluating the need for regulatory action, regarding the possible link between Cialis and an increased risk of melanoma skin cancer.

Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by this controversial dug.

Our No-Fee Promise On Cialis Skin Cancer Cases

You can afford to have our great team of Cialis lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a Viagra settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

How Do I Start A Cialis Melanoma Skin Cancer Claim?

Our Cialis skin cancer lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Cialis melanoma skin cancer lawsuit claims.

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